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Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Old 07-26-18, 09:46 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I'm going to say no they shouldn't be banned. Every time I have used a straw, I always recycle it with whatever plastic cup I'm using it with. A friend of mine who has MS has to use them when drinking any liquid, she has told me the paper straws don't work when consuming any hot beverage. I learned about why she has to use a straw, and any ban doesn't take into consideration anyone who has to use straws that is disabled.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

^ agreed. I think we should learn to use less/reuse when possible. And use paper straws more
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Recycling programs do not accept straws, and if you are just including them in a recycle bin, you are contaminating it.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I see Disney is going to eliminate single-use straws and plastic coffee stirrers by mid 2019 at all their locations.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I see Disney is going to eliminate single-use straws and plastic coffee stirrers by mid 2019 at all their locations.
It will just help them to sell their silly sipper straws and various clips.

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It will just help them to sell their silly sipper straws and various clips.

How many straws does one Infinity Gauntlet sipper equal?
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When I was a kid I told my class we needed to breed with anteaters to maintain our survival on this planet.



Turns out...I'm right. I've been vindicated.
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Old 07-26-18, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
How many straws does one Infinity Gauntlet sipper equal?
Ugh, that thing was the worst looking mug. ever.

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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

This weekend I noticed the Chinese food place I go to replaced their straws with new paper straws. However they were individually wrapped in plastic. So now they are wasting paper and plastic instead of just plastic.
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A real Chinese restaurant would have bamboo straws, you've been duped!
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Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
This weekend I noticed the Chinese food place I go to replaced their straws with new paper straws. However they were individually wrapped in plastic. So now they are wasting paper and plastic instead of just plastic.
Recycling at its finest. Not to mention additional fuel from delivery trucks..
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I was at Target this weekend and bought a four pack of washable plastic straws. They didn't have any stainless steel. These can go in the dishwasher so I'm all in.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

This is an excellent video released on this topic today.

I still think reducing straw usage, as consumers, is a good thing, but I also think outright bans or limitations that affect those who need them the most are counter-productive.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?



https://www.theinertia.com/business-...tic-pollution/

Is This Edible Water Ball the Solution to Plastic Pollution?

April 27, 2017

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With a little ingenuity, Skipping Rock Labs out of London is out to solve the plastic water bottle problem by changing the way we transport and consume purified water entirely. The concept is a product called Ooho!, which has to be the most common reaction people have after putting the edible water orbs in their pie holes.

The packaging of these little water balls, according to Skipping Rock’s website, is made entirely of plants and seaweed, is cheaper to produce than plastic, is flavorless (but can be flavored for certain liquids), and is biodegradable within 4-6 weeks.

This could seriously revolutionize the way we consume water and other liquids, and you don’t have to think too hard about the application in other industries.

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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
This is an excellent video released on this topic today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lh3aPbKDn8

I still think reducing straw usage, as consumers, is a good thing, but I also think outright bans or limitations that affect those who need them the most are counter-productive.

I agree with you that that is an excellent video.

The written description at YouTube includes this link to its list of sources - lots of interesting reading:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...tc5DH8NRk/edit

Looking at the on screen credits at the end of the video, it seems like a lot of the awesome people who got laid off from Cracked worked on this video. I really miss their original cast from their "After Hours" segment on the Cracked YouTube channel.

https://www.reddit.com/r/GamerGhazi/...been_laid_off/
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Banning behavior never works. What does work, is offering viable alternatives.

Choices bring change.
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Jail Time Stripped Out of Nation's Most Controversial Straw Ban

From Reason
On Tuesday, the council voted 6–1 to reintroduce a bill prohibiting all food and beverage providers from providing customers with plastic straws or stirrers. Restaurateurs would also be barred from giving out plastic cutlery unless a customer specifically requests it.
Violators of the would be given a warning for a first-time offence, after which they could be subject to administrative fines of $100 to $250 per straw or stirrer. Harsh though that sounds, it is actually less strict that the initial legislation. Under the first version of the bill, repeat offenses would be treated as a code violation and thus a misdemeanor, opening up restaurateurs to potential criminal sanctions of $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.

link to bill
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Old 10-16-18, 08:39 AM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I wonder if straws have been banned from Government offices and prusons in California, Oregon, Washington, and New York.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

We just had a hellacious wind storm here in Southern California. It’s called the Santa Ana winds. Hot air from the desert blows westward toward the Pacific Ocean. Guess what blew into the ocean? Those fucking signs that every politician puts up during election season! Just corrugated plastic signs everywhere in our bay and ocean.
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